In his final NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in the 2015 season, Brian Scott and the No. 33 Shore Lodge Chevrolet qualified in the 21st position for the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. Multiple tire issues sprung on other competitors during the opening laps forcing early pit strategy and tire management for the 334-lap event. Scott utilized his track-bar adjuster in his Chevrolet to secure his loose-handling conditions around the 1.5-mile speedway. The Boise, Idaho native was racing for position inside the top 10 within the first 50 laps of competition and maintained position in and around the top 10 for in the opening 150 laps of competition. Scott was shuffled to the 16th position after a restart on lap 155. As the laps wound down and the track conditions changed, Scott began to lose overall grip in his Chevrolet. The adjustments on his seventh visit to pit road on lap 198 bettered the handling, but Scott was looking for a little more help with rear drive on the long green-flag runs. The 27-year-old received the help he was looking for under a green-flag pit stop on lap 252 and moved up to the 14th position. Running in the 13th position, Scott fell one lap down to the leader on lap 281. The Shore Lodge Chevrolet team was able to recover that lap by taking the wave around during the caution period on lap 314. With 18 laps to go, the field took the final green flag of the 501-mile race and the No. 33 crossed the finish line in the 14th position.
Start - 21 Finish - 14 Laps Led - 0 Points - N/A
BRIAN SCOTT QUOTE:
"It's been a fun year in the No. 33 Chevrolet. I have to thank this Shore Lodge team for fighting hard all day long. It's a good feeling to have two solid top-15 finishes in my final two Sprint Cup races of the season."
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